Generous job market sees expats flocking to Dubai

Delivery of Airbus A380 to Emirates in Germany

The global recession is bringing job seekers to Dubai, and while it may not be the land of milk and honey it once was, pay packets still compare favourably to many other parts of the world.

Commercial manager of recruitment firm BAC Middle East, Cliff Single, said that expatriate job seekers were coming from almost every corner of the world, with the most common nationalities from GCC countries, followed by South East Asia and then the UK.

There were growing numbers from the rest of Europe, reflecting the impact the European situation was having in terms of people looking (for jobs) abroad, he said.

Single did not think Emiratisation had impacted majorly on the chances of expat job seekers: “Even though more Emiratis are coming into the private sector, the private sector is still growing anyway, so there’s still enough opportunities for everyone.”

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Flydubai hiring pilots in Dubai


Dubai-based budget carrier flydubai is looking to hire pilots for its growing fleet of aircraft and destinations. Interested applicants can go on the company website and register.

If you’re selected to go on to the next stage, you’ll be invited to one of our assessment days in the UK or you can choose to attend one of our forthcoming pilot selection events,” says the company.

The forthcoming events will be held on 12th April 2013 at Global Pilot Career Conference and Job Fair, Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 East Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas – USA; 6th – 9th May 2013 in Miami, USA and 13th – 16th May 2013 in Las Vegas, USA.

First officers at the airline make approximately Dh39,500 per month (tax free) plus other benefits.

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Dubai; One of theTop 20 Safest Cities in The World


Dubai is within the top 20 safest cities in the world for expatriates, according to a recent report by Aon Hewitt,  the global human resources company of Aon Plc. This is why Dubai is and should be at the top of the list for global destinations to start or continue your expatriate career.

Dubai lowest risk city in the Middle East

The survey ranked Dubai 19th globally and it had the highest ranking in the Middle East in the criteria of Lowest Risk Cities in the world to recruit, employ and redeploy talent. The next lowest risk city in the Middle East is Doha which is ranked at position 31, meaning it is the 31st lowest risk city in the world.Continue Reading »

1,500 jobs available with Hilton UAE – 4 hotels to open in Dubai


Hilton UAE is on a hiring spree across different emirates in the country. Various positions have opened up in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaimah within the different hotels run by the brand.

The jobs have opened up in different departments like: guest services, front office, transportation, food, beverage and culinary, engineering, maintenance and facilities, procurement, purchasing and receiving etc.

Hilton expects to open a further five hotels across UAE during 2013 – four in Dubai and one in Ras Al Khaimah. The additions to the portfolio comprise DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach; DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha Hotel & Residences; DoubleTree by Hilton Bur Dubai; Conrad Dubai and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah,

The scale of openings will require an extra 1,500 team members for the UAE.

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Thousands of UAE jobs available at Bayt online job fair next week


Starting next week, jobseekers in the UAE will get a chance to meet employers across different sectors in the country, right from the comfort of their home.

Jobs portal is organising an online job fair that will run from March 24 to March 28, 2013, open to all registered jobseekers. Once logged in, candidates will be able to apply for jobs at any time, at their own convenience and from the privacy and comfort of their own home, claims the online portal, adding that registration is free of charge.

However, candidates will not be able to login before that but they can use the same login/password created from March 24 – 28, 2013 to go inside the virtual job fair, chat/video chat with employers and apply to hundreds of relevant jobs.

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How To Make Your Social Media Resume Go Viral In Dubai


According to a recent report by Dubai School of Government’s Governance and Innovation Program and SAP, 70% of respondents to the survey firmly believe that social media can help Dubai/UAE youth to find their next job. The study also revealed that 75% of respondents saw social media as a crucial gateway to the virtual jobs market and 76% suggested that social media enabled them to engaged in highly productive networking.

The benefits of social media to Dubai youth’s career did not just stop in the area of finding a job. In fact, 84% said that social media was helping them to develop their entrepreneurial skills so they could start and run their own businesses.Continue Reading »